About WenDuct and WenPipe

WenDuct and WenPipe are construction estimating and digital takeoff systems designed specifically for mechanical contractors. Wendes Systems, the maker of WenDuct and WenPipe, has a long history of helping specialty contractors create estimates. They were founded in 1976 and have published 30,000 copies of their Wendes Sheet Metal and Mechanical Estimating Manual. Today, they offer estimating software and input devices designed specifically for these trades including real-time, web-based net pricing, and rectangular to round conversions for value engineering sheet metal in order to lower costs.

WenDuct and WenPipe are designed for contractors working on HVAC sheet metal, mechanical piping, industrial ventilation, and process piping projects. It's best for sma...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

26 Reviews of WenDuct and WenPipe

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.87 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

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4 stars

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Showing 1 - 5 of 26 results

September 2020

Nathan from Connect Plumbing LLC

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

Excellent software and even better customer service

The experience has been great !! [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is a life saver to start learning this software We set up a few morning meetings for about a month and after that, I was able to get a bid done by myself.. We have really tightened up our numbers and are starting to see ourselves be more competitive in this crazy plumbing bidding world. So a big thank you and a high recommendation to Wendes Software and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] for all your efforts and continued help! Thank you!

Pros

Once everything is set up it’s pretty easy to use Just click and drag and everything is priced within that line

Cons

Set up has to be done and then you have to learn it.. as with any software program.

Reasons for Choosing WenDuct and WenPipe

Seemed to be more in tune with the plumbing world.

Response from Wendes Systems

Replied October 2020

Thanks for working with our team! Gene

September 2017

Reid from CAS

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

September 2017

Great product and outstanding customer support team.

Pros

We've been using Wenduct for over 2 decades and have had great success with it. We actually realized about a year ago that we hadn't updated in years, but the product still worked very well. Now that we've upgraded, we have even more functionality. It definitely requires some training, but we've been able to on-board 4-5 employees on it relatively quickly (3-6 months with close training by a seasoned estimator).

Cons

The hardware fails from time to time, but the software has been pretty reliable. That said, setting it up initially takes a lot of legwork.

August 2018

Brendon from Darnold Mechanical, Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

August 2018

Crucial to our business

Great software, it has our bids right where they need to be.

Pros

Easy to use and customizable enough to take off any project. Seems to be a very accurate way to bid small to very large projects.

Cons

Needs better real-time updates. Some of the equipment that we use on projects are not included in the software that I have found.

January 2021

Colton from Executive Sheet Metal Inc.

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Building Materials

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Executive Sheet Metal - WenDuct Program Review

Pros

Very easy to use Great support Accurate for Estimating

Cons

We do not have any cons to note currently for this product

December 2020

Vonnie from Davidson Heating & Air

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Time & Money Savings

Pros

Being able to direct download drawings in program is very helpful to get process started to BID projects. Program has realistic labor hours and material schedules built in, that if needed can be tailored to your needs.

Cons

Older 32-bit technology, but is supposed to have newer version available soon.

Response from Wendes Systems

Replied December 2020

We already have a newer version for piping and plumbing called Wenpipe 64. The newer version for sheet metal is being tested now for Wenduct 64. We also have updated your version of Wenduct to version 7.4 and are always open to any suggestions to enhance your productivity.